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    I´m very interested in PanF+ and Perceptol, since I have a roll of PanF+ (120) in my fridge and still some boxes of Perceptol around. Never tried this film before. Any recommendations on dilution? I assume the grain will be nearly invisible then?

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    TMax-100.

    Film is the cheapest thing there is about photography. Use the best you can get, and use lots of it.

    Buying cheap film is the worst sort of economy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slixtiesix View Post
    I´m very interested in PanF+ and Perceptol, since I have a roll of PanF+ (120) in my fridge and still some boxes of Perceptol around. Never tried this film before. Any recommendations on dilution? I assume the grain will be nearly invisible then?
    Shoot at ISO 20-25, and develop with Perceptol 1+2 at 72F for 11 minutes. Seems to hold the shadow detail while maintaining highlights.

    I also use Perceptol 1+2 at 72F but for 16 min with Fuji Acros. It has less contrast than Pan F+.

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    Thank you very much Tony! 1+2 is also my favored dilution for FP4+. Will try it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Lindan View Post
    Buying cheap film is the worst sort of economy.
    I have been saying the same thing for years but most people don't listen! Then they complain on APUG and ask for help about a certain film defect.
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    What about Orwo films http://www.orwona.com/. Orwo 54 is 100 ISO and I know of someone who has settled on it as his replacement for Plus-x. I've not used it myself, but I do like the look of it http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&w...wo+UN54&m=text. it is only available in bulk, but the prices seems reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Lindan View Post
    Buying cheap film is the worst sort of economy.
    Absolutely true.

    Those who insist on cheap are driving the good reputable manufacturers out of business.

    Eventually we'll be left with nothing but chinkese crap. Once they get a monopoly they'll raise the prices above what we're now paying for good products, and we'll have no choice but to pay it.

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    What are cheap films and what are well-valued films? 99% of the films i buy are from those 3 companies: Kodak, Ilford, Fuji, and i started to add few another brands such as: Foma, Arista, Rollei,...etc.

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    The last man standing in black and white is likely to be Ilford. That leads to a recommendation of Pan-F Plus, FP4 Plus and Delta 100. I like all three but use FP4 the most out of the three.

    Acros 100 is probably the finest quality black and white film available. I expect Fuji will be in the film business for awhile yet.

    As for Kodak, I sure hope they survive but I have my doubts. Now that Plus-X is gone, T-Max 100 is the only film Kodak sells that fits your requirements unless you choose to do pull processing of a faster, grainier emulsion.
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    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh B View Post
    ......Eventually we'll be left with nothing but chinkese crap......- Leigh
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